Derby House

Derby House (HM16HI)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.296', W 70° 53.208'

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Salem Maritime National Historical Site

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

The Derby House is the oldest brick house still standing in Salem, and one of the finest examples of Georgian colonial architecture in the United States.

Merchant and fleet-owner Richard Derby built the house in 1762 as a wedding present for his son, Elias Hasket Derby. Here, between 1762 and 1782, Elias and his wife, Elizabeth, raised a family of seven children.

After the Revolutionary War, Derby's trading ships were among the first to reach the Orient. Derby sold this house in 1796, and in succeeding years it became the home of prominent sea captains.

For information on tours of the house, contact a park ranger at the orientation center in the Central Wharf Warehouse.

HM NumberHM16HI
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 345019 N 4709416
Decimal Degrees42.52160000, -70.88680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.296', W 70° 53.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 17.76" N, 70° 53' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 174 Derby St, Salem MA 01970, US
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